Sunset and Child
Sunset and Child
mixed media on canvas
4x4 feet
I Understand
I Understand
acrylic on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
I Will Not Be Confined
acrylic on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
Collage 1
mixed media on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
Awakened This Morning
etching on canvas
4x5
Click Here To Hear This Painting's Performance
Sunset and Child
Black on White
etching on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
Synesthesia 1
mixed media on canvas
4x4
Sunset and Child
From My Journals
mixed media on canvas
4x4
Sunset and Child
Chamber Music
mixed media on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
Goodbye
etching on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
I Am on the Threshold
acrylic on canvas
5x6
Sunset and Child
Collage 2
mixed media on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
Waltz
acrylic on canvas
6x6
Sunset and Child
Resurrection
mixed media on canvas
6x8
Sunset and Child
This Moment
mixed media on canvas
4x4
Sunset and Child
Piano Piece
etching on canvas
4x5
Sunset and Child
Time
mixed media on canvas
4x4
Sunset and Child
Symphony 13
mixed media on canvas
6x8
Sunset and Child
Magic Quilt #2
mixed media on canvas
5x4
Sunset and Child
Magic Quilt #3
mixed media on canvas
5x4
Sunset and Child
Quartet on Wood
wood collage on wood
4x4 (each)
Sunset and Child
Quartet on Wood
wood collage on wood
detail
Sunset and Child
Wood Collage #1
wood on wood
4x4
Sunset and Child
Wood Collage #2
wood on wood
4x4
Sunset and Child
Wood Collage #3
wood on wood
2x2
Sunset and Child
Wood Collage #4
wood on wood
2x2
 

Sunset and Child
Something Divine
acrylic and paste on canvas
4x5

Sunset and Child
Serendipity
mixed media on wood
4x4
Sunset and Child
Serpentine
wood on wood 6x17 (wall size)

 

The following is an excerpt from a review by Susan Hilhouse, Curator, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA.   March 2001

"My Heart Must Dance Loose and Free"

The art of Lurie is individual and personal and, like all important art, universal.  In the work of this post-Shakespearian, pre-Rap artist, we hear echoes of the past and predict tones of the future.  Within his paintings, we find visual and philosophical connections in Kandinsky's Improvisations, Whistler's Nocturnes, and Miro's playful personages.

Lurie's approach is intellectual, physical and close to his spirit.  With graceful, free-form movements, he uses brushes, sponges and trowels to apply paint, paste and collaged elements to the canvas surface.  Seeking balance and harmony within a cacophony of themes, Lurie works instinctually through chance and opportunity as he scumbles, scrapes and etches into the work with chopsticks, fingers and the ends of his brushes.  Synthesizing sound, color and language, Lurie pours his soul into improvisational canvas scores that a musician could sit down and play.

Built with rubato-like compositions, often opening with  a staccato and finishing with a legato, Lurie's paintings frequently include previously painted canvases, journal pages and old musical scores.  Binding and cementing the work are warm/cool melodic hues of paint that sometimes blast and jitterbug off the canvas and sometimes decrescendo into a softer voice.  Integrated into the viewing experience is a sound system for recording music that allows us to hear the performance of the piece.

Toby Lurie's genius is manifested in his ability to create serenity through the controlled chaos of time-traveled interpretations of paint, language and music.  No matter how he arrives at this, from knowledge or wisdom, from head or heart, he makes sure we are invited along as an audience, participant and as member of the chorus--seeing, feeling and singing his joy.